Taxation (New Orleans)

City councilwoman wants to shift tourism funding to public transportation

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

February 6, 2019

New Orleans City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer is calling for an end to a longtime arrangement that diverts about...

Research findings say hotel tax money could improve city services

By Josh Roberson

Source: FOX 8

February 5, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The City of New Orleans wants to spread the wealth from hotel tax funding. The Bureau...

Commentary: Cantrell’s taxing issue

By Gambit Commentary

Source: Gambit

January 31, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s effort to get more of New Orleans’ hotel-motel taxes into the city’s general fund got a...

Watchdog group: New Orleans should get more from hotel tax, scrutiny needed for Convention Center

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

January 31, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has waded into the big-dollar tax dispute between Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the tourism...

Restoring 1 percent hotel sales tax for New Orleans infrastructure is a non-starter, tourism officials say

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

Restoring a 1 percent sales tax on New Orleans hotels would be a step too much for the city’s...

Diverse reaction to recommendations on New Orleans hotel tax

By Kevin McGill

Source: The Associated Press

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS The New Orleans government’s share of taxes from hotel rooms in the tourism-dependent city should increase by more...

Report: New Orleans should keep more tax dollars

By Tammy Estwick

Source: WDSU

January 30, 2019

A new report by a nonprofit group says the city of New Orleans should get to keep more tax...

BGR issues report on Orleans hotel taxes, recommending change

By Rob Masson

Source: FOX 8

January 30, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A leading local research group published a comprehensive report on New Orleans hotel-motel taxes, which...

The city should get a bigger chunk of hotel tax revenue, report says

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

January 30, 2019

A new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research released on Wednesday found a lack of accountability and transparency when it...

New Orleans should regain ‘lost’ hotel tax money to fix drainage and roads, watchdog group says

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 30, 2019

A one-percent tax on New Orleans hotel sales should return to city coffers, as it was decades ago before that local...